Carlos Ahenkorah, Member of Parliament for Tema West and member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has apologised for attempting to mar the election of a Speaker of Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021. He also justified the reason for his action on the floor of Parliament.
Mr. Ahenkorah on the said date snatched uncounted ballot papers and attempted to bolt with them after realizing his side had lost the speakership position.
He was overpowered and accosted at the entrance of the parliamentary chamber and physically challenged by some NDC MPs.
But Mr. Ahenkorah in a press statement said he is heartbroken for the turnout of events on the day.
“I did it for the grassroots who relied on us in power to survive, the president who needs some peace to run the country and the greater NPP party as a whole because we cannot always allow the NDC to threaten and vilify us. I apologise though to my family and friends both far and near who may be affected by my actions.”
“The NPP in me couldn’t be controlled. I apologize but I tried!!!”
He further added that “I must say I am heartbroken and dejected. We’ve not seen the end of this yet. With this success, they would tell us what they [NDC] want and what they don’t want in parliament because the whip system has been compromised. This is so sad. I’ll die for my party any day.”
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